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Pro-police, Trump rally gathers in Junction City

Around 300 people lined the street for 10 blocks, waving American flags and chanting "U.S.A" starting at 4 p.m.

Posted: Aug 2, 2020 9:32 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2020 8:49 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore.-- Hundreds of people lined Ivy Street in Junction City Sunday afternoon, rallying in support of President Trump, local law enforcement, and the United States.

Around 300 people lined the street for 10 blocks, waving American flags and chanting "U.S.A." starting at 4 p.m. Cars passing by honked their horns and made other gestures towards the crowd in support of the rally. Rally organizer Paige Bennett said Sunday's event was a family-friendly rally supporting peace and patriotism.

"I am so proud of our community in Junction City and the surrounding areas," Bennett said in a statement. "Today we came together as Americans to celebrate the country we all live in."

Junction City resident Bonni Burr attended Sunday's rally and said seeing all the people line the center of the city, made her feel a sense of strong community.

"When I came out here, with all the cars going by, all the people honking and putting up their thumbs, I know that I'm not alone anymore," Burr said.

The rally ended peacefully after two hours, though Junction City police arrested Vergil McGrath of Cheshire for allegedly speeding down Ivy Street at 57 miles per hour and running a red light while under the influence at 4:12 p.m. during the rally.

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